ktm 990 adv rear suspension PROBLEM

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  1. editorxx

    editorxx n00b

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    I DID THE ENTIRE SUSPENSION SETTING FOR SPORT like the manual says
    front is ok
    back is ok
    BUT i have the problem

    low speed and high speed adjustment in the rear
    high speed is in TURNS so there's no problem
    but the inner screwdriver setting is suposed to be in clicks

    i dont hear or feel ANY CLICK
    HOW CAN I SET IT??? IS THIS WORKING???
    can someones help???


    KTM 990 , 2011 white
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  2. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    There have been numerous reports of that corroding I believe. Although usually you cannot turn it at all. Possible that it snapped off and now turns but does nothing?


    Email Superplush Suspension or suspension tuner of your choice. They will know. Common problem area.


    When I first overhauled my rear shock they told me it was not put together from the factory properly.
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  3. editorxx

    editorxx n00b

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    im in argentina, so there is NOT a "suspension tuner of my choice" but THANKS anyway
    I WILL CHECK IT WITH MY SERVICE MECHANIC...if anybody nows about it pls help.

    thabks
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  4. Sumi

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    That's for the adjuster at the base (at the swingarm) of the shock. The upper screw near the reservoir - which also has a hex nut around it to adjust shouldn't corrode - but yes, it shall click, so probably it's snaped inside - I wouldn't care about it, unless you need to adjust it.
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  5. editorxx

    editorxx n00b

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    YES IM TALKING ABOUT THE screw near the reservoir...thanks!!
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  6. Hipster

    Hipster Long timer

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    On my shock, I can't hear it click but, you feel the detents.
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  7. Sumi

    Sumi Long timer

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    +1
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  8. spafxer

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    Argentina does not have POST to send it to a tuner? NEws To ME ! Setting UP SusPension is the best thing that can be done 4 your Riding.. And I DON'T MEAN TWISTING knobs.

    Tell YOUR SERVICE mechanic a HAMMER CAN FIX ANYTHING !

    MY MIND reading ABIlIty went out with your lack of filling out your location INFORMATION ....

    SORRY FOR TRYING TO HELP NooB !..... {sarcasm}
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  9. renogeorge

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    The original post seems pretty clear to me. He was talking about the compression adjuster--not the rebound adjuster that you incorrectly assumed. Lots of guys don't specify their location. Gonna go after all of them?

    Question was perfectly valid with or without location specified. Too bad he got such a welcome.
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  10. Zuber

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    Hey Editorxx, if the screw just turns and turns, yer screwed. You need a total service. Hopefully, it is stuck in a good place.

    But, if it turns about 6 turns before it stops, you are ok. The detent balls are just corroded. 1/4 of a turn is equal to one click.

    Some time you should put some lube in there. Unscrew the hex nut and pull it out. Leave the screw alone, don't turn it. Shoot some penetrating oil in there and reinstall. Then work the screw.
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  11. Yascher

    Yascher Been here awhile

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    if you can do couple turns and find a stop-you are good, just keep on working that adjuster till you are happy with how the suspension is working,
    or it is always better to give it for full owerhaul at professionals, just to get it dialed in to your preferences
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  12. AdvRonski

    AdvRonski They call me......Ronski

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    Zuber, I believe he is talking about the compression adjuster. DO NOT unscrew the comp adjuster!
    The resulting oil bath would not be much fun, and the velocity at which the adjuster would be propelled could put your eye out.
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  13. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    I can tell you from experience that it starts oozing oil before it becomes a projectile. My compression adjuster screw has the same symptoms. After a couple services that didn't fix the problem, I just set the screw by measuring the location of a friend's, and putting mine to match. Works well enough for now.
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